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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 469138 14-May-2011 19:23 Send private message

Where do you find the official TNZ firmware

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 469148 14-May-2011 19:46 Send private message

To all who are considering updating their Galaxy 5 Tab.

I have been following this thread since February, considering whether or not to 'Hack' my phone to get 2.2 onto it. Being an amateur geek I didn't attempt flashing it. Today reading this post I found out that a new Kies was available and that NZ Telecom had released its 2.2. Consequently I downloaded Kies, and the program suggested a firmware upgrade. Although the upgrade did not explicitly say 2.2 I installed it. As a safeguard I removed my SD and Sim cards before the upgrade and I back-upped all my info. Long story short I'm currently running 2.2 on my phone. It is so much nicer than 2.1 and I'm so pleased. If anybody is worried that they cannot update their phone simply or without bugs Then stop worrying, If I can do it so can you. 
Thank you Geek Zone 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 473862 25-May-2011 12:09 Send private message

Yip I did mine the day before yesterday with the stupid Kies thing.
It was a no-brainer, altho everything you plug into it asks you to use Studio mode, what-ever that is.
It doesn't recognise my Galaxy Tablet, but the i5503 came up alright.

Just as an experiment, I have not charged my phone since doing it... I am now half way through day 3 !!!

I am pretty sure I couldnt have gone that long with the 2.1 OS, although I am not using it that much, a few email checks and a bit of texting each day.

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Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 474729 27-May-2011 11:47 Send private message

Has anyone rooted their i5503T so they can run the ROM backup for those with the Telecom phones running the Spanish firmware?




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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Master Geek
+1 received by user: 42


  Reply # 477406 3-Jun-2011 13:51 Send private message

Currently on an official telecom update to Froyo!

Only problem so far is that I can't even get in to messaging.

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Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 259


  Reply # 477409 3-Jun-2011 14:05 Send private message

Geekesque: To all who are considering updating their Galaxy 5 Tab.

I have been following this thread since February, considering whether or not to 'Hack' my phone to get 2.2 onto it. Being an amateur geek I didn't attempt flashing it. Today reading this post I found out that a new Kies was available and that NZ Telecom had released its 2.2. Consequently I downloaded Kies, and the program suggested a firmware upgrade. Although the upgrade did not explicitly say 2.2 I installed it. As a safeguard I removed my SD and Sim cards before the upgrade and I back-upped all my info. Long story short I'm currently running 2.2 on my phone. It is so much nicer than 2.1 and I'm so pleased. If anybody is worried that they cannot update their phone simply or without bugs Then stop worrying, If I can do it so can you. 
Thank you Geek Zone 


+1

Updated my wife's phone a couple of days ago using Kies.  No worries at all, while I backed up the data everything was still there after, didn't have to touch a thing so it was all sweet.

One thing I will comment on though is that when I first tried using a Vista business laptop the install would just 'hang'. My old lappy with XP though ran it no worries.  It was also recommended to undock the memory card before running the update.

2.2 is much nicer to use and the phone generally has a fresh feel about it with much better performance.

     




Artificial intelligence is no match, for natural stupidity



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Master Geek


  Reply # 477509 3-Jun-2011 16:43 Send private message

scuwp:
Geekesque: To all who are considering updating their Galaxy 5 Tab.

I have been following this thread since February, considering whether or not to 'Hack' my phone to get 2.2 onto it. Being an amateur geek I didn't attempt flashing it. Today reading this post I found out that a new Kies was available and that NZ Telecom had released its 2.2. Consequently I downloaded Kies, and the program suggested a firmware upgrade. Although the upgrade did not explicitly say 2.2 I installed it. As a safeguard I removed my SD and Sim cards before the upgrade and I back-upped all my info. Long story short I'm currently running 2.2 on my phone. It is so much nicer than 2.1 and I'm so pleased. If anybody is worried that they cannot update their phone simply or without bugs Then stop worrying, If I can do it so can you. 
Thank you Geek Zone 


+1

Updated my wife's phone a couple of days ago using Kies.  No worries at all, while I backed up the data everything was still there after, didn't have to touch a thing so it was all sweet.

One thing I will comment on though is that when I first tried using a Vista business laptop the install would just 'hang'. My old lappy with XP though ran it no worries.  It was also recommended to undock the memory card before running the update.

2.2 is much nicer to use and the phone generally has a fresh feel about it with much better performance.

     


Wow you guys are lucky!

I updated mine a couple of days ago and now have a much less useful phone :(

1. Now very fussy to connect to my macbook wifi

2. compass is screwed i.e "Backcounty Navigator" maps don't orientate (others had reported compass issues).

3. GPS takes about 4 or 5 mins to lock (took about 30 seconds before)

4. Have had one coma and had to remove battery to reboot


Have done a factory reset and above issues were all still present before I did any configuring or re installing of apps.

Going by this experience, my advice would be... "if it aint broke, don't fix it"

 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 477523 3-Jun-2011 17:24 Send private message

bluey:
scuwp:
Geekesque: To all who are considering updating their Galaxy 5 Tab.

I have been following this thread since February, considering whether or not to 'Hack' my phone to get 2.2 onto it. Being an amateur geek I didn't attempt flashing it. Today reading this post I found out that a new Kies was available and that NZ Telecom had released its 2.2. Consequently I downloaded Kies, and the program suggested a firmware upgrade. Although the upgrade did not explicitly say 2.2 I installed it. As a safeguard I removed my SD and Sim cards before the upgrade and I back-upped all my info. Long story short I'm currently running 2.2 on my phone. It is so much nicer than 2.1 and I'm so pleased. If anybody is worried that they cannot update their phone simply or without bugs Then stop worrying, If I can do it so can you. 
Thank you Geek Zone 


+1

Updated my wife's phone a couple of days ago using Kies.  No worries at all, while I backed up the data everything was still there after, didn't have to touch a thing so it was all sweet.

One thing I will comment on though is that when I first tried using a Vista business laptop the install would just 'hang'. My old lappy with XP though ran it no worries.  It was also recommended to undock the memory card before running the update.

2.2 is much nicer to use and the phone generally has a fresh feel about it with much better performance.

     


Wow you guys are lucky!

I updated mine a couple of days ago and now have a much less useful phone :(

1. Now very fussy to connect to my macbook wifi

2. compass is screwed i.e "Backcounty Navigator" maps don't orientate (others had reported compass issues).

3. GPS takes about 4 or 5 mins to lock (took about 30 seconds before)

4. Have had one coma and had to remove battery to reboot


Have done a factory reset and above issues were all still present before I did any configuring or re installing of apps.

Going by this experience, my advice would be... "if it aint broke, don't fix it"

 


Mine has been great !
I cant find any downside so far. I will check the GPS tho to make sure its all good.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 477564 3-Jun-2011 19:32 Send private message

bluey: 


2. compass is screwed i.e "Backcounty Navigator" maps don't orientate (others had reported compass issues).


 


Yep, my compass is still screwed post-update; I'm amazed Telecom went ahead with a release that still hadn't fixed this (over the version of 2.2 others have installed). 

Has no-one else had a general slow-down in the phone either? The lag can now be chronic.

I also have had problems with the Gmail app since upgrading - emails would take ages to arrive and be sent. Seemed to have managed to fix this following some suggestions elsewhere (appears to have happened with many phones in upgrading to 2.2). 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 477566 3-Jun-2011 19:39 Send private message

does anyone know the best way to report these problems to telecom?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 477998 5-Jun-2011 14:56 Send private message

bluey:
scuwp:
Geekesque: To all who are considering updating their Galaxy 5 Tab.

I have been following this thread since February, considering whether or not to 'Hack' my phone to get 2.2 onto it. Being an amateur geek I didn't attempt flashing it. Today reading this post I found out that a new Kies was available and that NZ Telecom had released its 2.2. Consequently I downloaded Kies, and the program suggested a firmware upgrade. Although the upgrade did not explicitly say 2.2 I installed it. As a safeguard I removed my SD and Sim cards before the upgrade and I back-upped all my info. Long story short I'm currently running 2.2 on my phone. It is so much nicer than 2.1 and I'm so pleased. If anybody is worried that they cannot update their phone simply or without bugs Then stop worrying, If I can do it so can you. 
Thank you Geek Zone 


+1

Updated my wife's phone a couple of days ago using Kies.  No worries at all, while I backed up the data everything was still there after, didn't have to touch a thing so it was all sweet.

One thing I will comment on though is that when I first tried using a Vista business laptop the install would just 'hang'. My old lappy with XP though ran it no worries.  It was also recommended to undock the memory card before running the update.

2.2 is much nicer to use and the phone generally has a fresh feel about it with much better performance.

     


Wow you guys are lucky!

I updated mine a couple of days ago and now have a much less useful phone :(

1. Now very fussy to connect to my macbook wifi

2. compass is screwed i.e "Backcounty Navigator" maps don't orientate (others had reported compass issues).

3. GPS takes about 4 or 5 mins to lock (took about 30 seconds before)

4. Have had one coma and had to remove battery to reboot


Have done a factory reset and above issues were all still present before I did any configuring or re installing of apps.

Going by this experience, my advice would be... "if it aint broke, don't fix it"

 


Update

I reset my phone again and all seems much better (compass still out though).

This time I did the reset without the sim card installed (don't know if that's important or not).
 

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 479964 11-Jun-2011 01:16 Send private message

Can anyone help me to get any version of official Telecom NZ firmware?
I think many people looking for NZ firmware as well. :)

There are 2 ways to backup firmware.


1. backup firmware from KIES upgrade process

http://www.samsunguniverse.com/forum/how-backup-firmware-from-kies-upgrade-process-t708.html

I'm sure this way will work.
just need to rename *.tar.md5 to *.tar
so can flash with Odin.



2. found this instruction from below link but I'm not sure this way will work or not.

http://www.madteam.co/forum/index.php?/topic/349-important-please-read-before-flashing-very-important/


Instructions:
1. Root phone using Universal AndRoot,
2. Turn on USB Debugging in Applications -> Development
3. Run one line at a time using Android SDK or ADB ToolBox by MAD Team (Can be found in ROM Archive).
adb shell
su (you should see a superuser prompt on phone, press yes)
dd if=/dev/stl12 of=/sdcard/system.rfs bs=4096
4. The system.rfs in your sdcard is the backup.
5. To compile into ODIN package:
a. Open terminal in Linux.
b. Navigate to folder of backup.
c. run "tar -H ustar -c system.rfs >ODIN.tar" without the quotations. P.S. do not rename system.rfs or else will not work.
d. Your done.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 480012 11-Jun-2011 11:25 Send private message

you people wanted the firmware, you got it!

original 2.1 update-1 for GT-I5503T

you gotta data wipe first before you flash this or it'll corrupt your phone. 
http://www.multiupload.com/S1A76VKT21 

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Master Geek


  Reply # 480023 11-Jun-2011 12:06 Send private message

Mine is still going mint as per scuwp's instruction. No need to do anything dodgy. Increased battery life and speed is the main plus.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 480104 11-Jun-2011 17:17 Send private message

audity: Can anyone help me to get any version of official Telecom NZ firmware?
I think many people looking for NZ firmware as well. :)

There are 2 ways to backup firmware.


1. backup firmware from KIES upgrade process

http://www.samsunguniverse.com/forum/how-backup-firmware-from-kies-upgrade-process-t708.html

I'm sure this way will work.
just need to rename *.tar.md5 to *.tar
so can flash with Odin.



2. found this instruction from below link but I'm not sure this way will work or not.

http://www.madteam.co/forum/index.php?/topic/349-important-please-read-before-flashing-very-important/


Instructions:
1. Root phone using Universal AndRoot,
2. Turn on USB Debugging in Applications -> Development
3. Run one line at a time using Android SDK or ADB ToolBox by MAD Team (Can be found in ROM Archive).
adb shell
su (you should see a superuser prompt on phone, press yes)
dd if=/dev/stl12 of=/sdcard/system.rfs bs=4096
4. The system.rfs in your sdcard is the backup.
5. To compile into ODIN package:
a. Open terminal in Linux.
b. Navigate to folder of backup.
c. run "tar -H ustar -c system.rfs >ODIN.tar" without the quotations. P.S. do not rename system.rfs or else will not work.
d. Your done.




UPDATE.

I flashed with TNZ firmware from chodedelode. (Thanks for uploading the rom file)

1. flashed with 2.1 USA firmware.
2. factory reset
3. flashed with TNZ firmware from chodedelode
4. factory reset

I could see TNZ logo and looks working fine but not 100%
couldnot be recognized from KIES (This version of the device cannot be updated.) - so couldn't update to TNZ froyo.

I guess still need CSC.rfs, Boot.img, amss, recovery.img. not only system.rfs.

so if someone going to update, plz get firmware from KIES and upload here please.





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